Emory Report
October 26, 2009
Volume 62, Number 8


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October 26, 2009
Advance Notice

Cornel West to speak on State of Race
Cornel West is the keynote speaker for Emory’s 10th annual State of Race on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Glenn Memorial Auditorium at 7:15 p.m.

West, who is Class of 1943 Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will speak on “Race, Hip Hop and Obama: Progression of Race Relations in America.”

A book-signing follows for West’s latest book, his autobiography titled “Brother West Living and Loving Out Loud.”

The event, which is sponsored by Emory’s 54th College Council and the Center for Ethics, is free but tickets are required and can be obtained at the Dobbs University Center.

Another view of health care reform
“Health Care Reform: From Platitudes to Politics” will be Thursday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. in the WHSCAB auditorium with a reception afterward on the plaza.

Speaker Darrell G. Kirsch is president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents the nation’s medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic societies.

Part of the Future Makers lecture series, it is presented by the executive vice president for health affairs Fred Sanfilippo. Sponsored by The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, the series is designed to bring to campus people of vision in science, health care, business, government, the arts and other fields relevant to the future of Emory's clinical, teaching and research missions.

RSVP to evphafeedback@emory.edu.

Civil rights leader to speak at Candler
The Black Church Studies program at Candler School of Theology will present its annual Howard Thurman Lecture at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Room 102.

The Rev. Bernard LaFayette, distinguished senior scholar-in-residence at Candler, will present the lecture, which is named for the Rev. Howard Thurman, a pastor, poet, critic and educator.

LaFayette is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, author and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960, and was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville in 1960 and in Selma in 1965. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and was appointed by Martin Luther King, Jr., to be national program administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

Alcohol Awareness Week supports a healthy campus
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is set for Nov. 2-6, co-sponsored by the Faculty Staff Assistance Program and Student Health and Counseling Services.

The week begins with Emory’s experts on college drinking answering student-submitted questions about alcohol use in an informal setting, and includes an interactive Lunch and Learn workshop for faculty and staff to practice ways to intervene effectively and compassionately with a friend, co-worker or a family member who exhibits signs of problematic drinking. See the schedule of events.